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duly

[ doo-lee, dyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF duly

Synonyms for duly

  • appropriately
  • correctly
  • deservedly
  • suitably
  • punctually
  • at the proper time
  • befittingly
  • decorously
  • on time
  • rightfully
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Antonyms for duly

  • improperly
  • unduly
  • unsuitably
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DULY

The planters were to be duly compensated out of the national treasury.

He demanded, moreover, that the interests of the planters should be duly regarded.

I made no objection, and was duly hired for the term of three years.

I have need of it this day, but it shall be duly returned to you.

The Assistant Commissioner was duly helped into his coat, and let out at once.

It is very fitting that this anniversary should be duly recognized.

The whole family were duly impressed and re-impressed with her importance.

The banns have not been duly published, neither is there any priest here to marry them.

What is that which if duly learned will find the soul of man in Rest?

These bills were taken up and duly honoured by the heads of the firm.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., duweliche "rightly, properly," from dewe "due" (see due) + -liche (see -ly (2)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DULY

accordingly

adverbin an appropriate, suitable way
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